[Vwdiesel] DIESEL RABBIT SIGHTINGS (was rabbit droppings #145)

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Wed Feb 23 15:42:10 EST 2005

Funny we should have this thread.  Just last Saturday evening, my son and I
were following a Rabbit-looking like car in a snow squall.  He commented that 
there's no way it would be a diesel, as there were so few of them.  I 
differed, and said that I could smell that it was a diesel.  It was 1/2 mile ahead 
of us, and there was pretty heavy snow and probably 15F temps.

As we approached the light in Pavilion NY, it made a right hand turn, and we
both spotted the "diesel" on the back trim.  From my perspective, in the 
snow, at night, it appeared to be be in good condition.  The smell was of
a healthy engine.  The sick, high blow-by ones have more of an scrid smell.

They were a fun car, and it was a fun time.  In my youth, I found Miami Blue
and attractive color.  We'll stop there...


> Somewhat unrelated, but I was just curious how many Rabbits are still on the
> roads around America/Canada?
> I know in my city (Fredericton, NB, in Eastern Canada) they are very rare to
> see.  Even rarer to see a
> 'diesel' rabbit.  In the last 2 weeks though, I've seen 2 different
> ones...not sure if either was a diesel as
> I was quite far away.  
> Not quite as rare to see an older Golf....but still quite limited sightings
> of them.  Again, rarer to see the diesels.
> Aren't too many stations that sell diesel in my city....guessing 4 or
> possibly 5 places...tops.  And the only reason
> for that is the newer Jetta TDI's, which are growing slowly in popularity,
> but they are (excuse my French) DAMN
> expensive here.  Would blow you away if you know what one of those things
> cost.
> The thing is...if they are used as daily drivers, they rot as we get lots of
> ice and snow and have quite a long winter here
> so the cars just don't last.
> I really enjoy going south...or west....as I get to see many cars (all type)
> that I haven't seen in decades....still in use as daily drivers !
> Mike in NB
> > But back to Rabbits and Diesels  ----this place is numero uno as far as I
> > am conserned.
> > Yeah I still have no speller.   So if you have an OLD Rabbit ?    this is
> > the place for sure.
> > 
> > 
> > Hagar.
> > 
> > PS :    If you have starting problems ?   remember advance the pump  ---at
> > least
> > for the cold spell.   ---how do I know ?   I have two here side by side.--
> > Retard does
> > not start , advanced  starts like right now.
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